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Spreading the Spark Changes Lives

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Hi Everyone - thought I'd share this post. It shows that when you spread the spark to others (friends, family, co-workers), you really could be changing lives!

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CHEREENRENEE has just submitted a new topic.

Title: A special Thank You!

Message: I have to send out a special thank you to the member who shared
her Sparkpeople weight loss story in the FamilyCircle magazine! You have
lead me to a brand new life and I am so very thankful for it! Keep
spreading the word---There is hope and help here for everyone. Joining
this program has been the single greatest decision I have made for
myself!

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SparkCheers!

Chris (SparkGuy)
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CHESSBUNNY 6/1/2009 4:06AM

  SPARKPEOPLE.COM is great site well done to the creators looking forward to achieving my health goals! emoticon

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COOKI11 5/31/2009 11:00PM

  Up to recently I have evaded any cause for weight loss due to pass experiences that have not been successful; however since I started utilizing Spark People I have renewed faith. Passing this site on is a great idea and hopefully the Family Circle article will interest more individuals. I have already spoke with two of my friends and know that one has also started this plan. Hooray for looking and feeling better!

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GRECIANPRINCESS 5/31/2009 10:32PM

    I am really loving this site and having a great time using all the features. Thanks so much. I do believe it helps!

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LPRANKE 5/31/2009 9:33AM

    Thank you to SPARKPEOPLE.COM! I Love this program and believe it will change my life! This is Day 5 for me and have lost 6.6 pounds. I know this won't happen every week..but what a way to start and feel motivated!!!
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SHERRY822 5/28/2009 10:38PM

    I totally agree. Sparkpeople has changed my life, too. If it had not been for the wonderful people who I have met here dropping by my page and leaving comments and well wishes when I went into the hospital, I probably would have just left my weight-loss at 69 lbs. and thought that was good enough. Because now I had a condition to blame my non-weight-loss on. But OH NO, I would check my e-mail and there it would be, "so-and-so has left a comment on your Sparkpage" . I would go there and just find tons of support and inspiration. How could I NOT find a way to continue on my journey when so many of you are on this journey with me. I love Sparkpeople and my spark family. Thank you to all of you. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon---Sherry822

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FUNNYGRANNY71 5/28/2009 6:42PM

    I agree with everything I have read on this blog, including the comments. I had tried Weight Watchers online for years with no success at all. I think the difference in Weight Watchers and Spark People is all the interaction. You can get great help from other people who are in the same situation, whether it be an illness or weight loss or both combined. Thanks to Spark People and especially Spark Guy who made this website possible. And all of it is free. Thank you again Spark Guy and to all the Special People in Spark People,
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MARYANNE4403 5/28/2009 6:09PM

    spark people is a GREAT site

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GRANDMAMAOF3 5/28/2009 3:05PM

    I enjoy the comments. Will enjoy it more when I can find my way around. I keep messing with it; I'll have it down in no time. emoticon

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1PUMPKIN69 5/28/2009 1:33PM

    OOOOps! I meant thanks first to chereenrenee and best of wishes to you! Then, also thanks to sparkguy-chris....still not awake I guess. lol

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1PUMPKIN69 5/28/2009 1:31PM

    I've got to agree. In the beginning I didn't think SparkPeople would make that much difference, but it does! I'm especially appreciative of our gal who was featured on Good Morning America. I found myself rooting her on from my living room....my family came to see what all the hubub was about and I told them..."she's one of my spark friends!" Of course, I had only known of her when we got the post to watch her on GMA but I felt a strong connection, because I was a part of what she was promoting. It was very exciting! Thanks Chris, for sharing, best of wishes to your continued success! And, thanks to sparkguy for keeping us all in the loop!
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REDNECKFEMINIST 5/28/2009 12:47PM

    Spark goodie!

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COLEMANSR 5/28/2009 12:23PM

    It certainly has changed mine. Thanks. emoticon

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COOLMAMA11 5/28/2009 9:10AM

    ~Spark~ Has certainly changed my life! You have an advocate in me, I tell everyone that will listen, about Spark, and all the wonderful changes that I have under gone by just logging in every day to this site, so chock full of information! emoticon

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TAZ675 5/28/2009 8:44AM

    SP is awesome!!

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KAREBEAR525 5/27/2009 10:52PM

    Chris, thank you for striking the Spark that is igniting America. I caught the spark a little over two months ago, it then spread to my co-worker two weeks later. So not only have our lives changed for the better, but due to her new wonderful example, the long and wonderful future of her three year old son has changed forever. Our receptionist caught the spark last week. Perhaps soon the whole Spokane County Superior Court and their families will be Sparking!
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MARY526 5/27/2009 9:33PM

    I agree with that. It is the greatest decision that I have made regarding my health also. I try to spread the spark as often as I can.

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BANANABANA 5/27/2009 8:01PM

  WELCOME TO THE SPARK FAMILY. emoticon emoticon

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SASSY_QUEEN 5/27/2009 7:11PM

    DON'T HAVE TO TELL ME...SPARK GUY.....I HAVE SEEN THE "LIGHT"...WHOO HOOO.....

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MTALL848 5/27/2009 7:08PM

    With my work , i visit at least 4 hospitals per day, screening patients in need of rehab. I've seen many patients hospitalized for weight related health problems. Along my way, I have mentioned Spark People to at least a half a dozen clinicians a day. Many MDs have told me they are definitely going to recommend this site to their patients!! emoticon emoticon

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LADYHUNTER82 5/27/2009 7:07PM

    I defiantly agree! I LOVE Spark People!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't say enough good about it!

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HICALGAL 5/27/2009 6:50PM

    Amen to that! emoticon emoticon

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POSITIVELY_EB 5/27/2009 6:34PM

    I second that!!!! emoticon

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Help a Fellow SP Member Win the Makeover of Her Dreams!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009



Joy Greenwald--also known as JOYELYSE, a 34-year-old stay-at-home mother of two and a loyal SparkPeople member since 2006--needs our help.



She's lost 85 pounds using SparkPeople, but reorganizing and restocking her wardrobe has been challenging and expensive. Luckily, she has been selected as a finalist in the Macy's & Clinton Kelly Make Over America Contest and could win a $5,000 wardrobe and makeover. As anyone who has lost a significant amount of weight knows, new clothes that fit properly are more than a luxury--they're a necessity.

Vote for her HERE--and hurry, because voting ends soon! (She's "Joy G." and in a red sweater.)

Read more about her story at the dailySpark!

Cheers!
Stepfanie

  
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MOM1014 6/10/2009 9:15PM

    I voted also a couple of weeks ago. I hope they let us know if you won!

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BRENDATEACHK-1 6/10/2009 2:12PM

    May God bess you as you try to win the makeover of your dreams. Way to go for losing all that weight from BrendaTeachK-1

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ANDRAXIA 6/9/2009 10:41PM

    I voted a fewweeks ago and it looked like you were winning then. I do know how expensive and stressful losing weight and not having clothes that fit is. I'm trying to do it again, to fit into the clothes I used to wear. But styles change and you deserve to look good and fresh in new clothes now that you have a new body! Hoping you won! You're a emoticon in my book!

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THRIFTYMOTHER 5/31/2009 4:55PM

    I voted several days ago and I hope you win!! I know you were getting most of the votes!

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OMNIPADME 5/31/2009 3:51PM

  Voted for you! Can't wait to see you win:)

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JUSTUSJA1 5/30/2009 8:41PM

    I am also too late to vote but sure hope you won! What a terrifc track you are on. Keep it up!!

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JANEAR1 5/30/2009 5:58PM

  I wasn't able to vote I apologize didn't check my email in time. Congratulations. You are already a winner.

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KENNESAWGIRL733 5/30/2009 5:11PM

    I was too late to vote for you, but Good luck! Hope you win it and get to tell the world about how you lost the weight!

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YOGATEWOOD 5/30/2009 4:20PM

    Kudos to Joy!! There was a new group I was unable to vote.

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JUSTFOXXY 5/30/2009 12:40PM

    I voted for Joy a couple days ago and she was at 65%. I just checked the website today and noticed there is a whole new group. Good Luck!
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VHASKEW36 5/28/2009 8:26PM

    I voted too. Good luck, God bless, Ginny

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SHERRY666 5/28/2009 4:25PM

    She looks great........... I sure hope she wins... emoticon

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CHELLEG10FIT2DA 5/28/2009 4:03PM

    I voted! Looks like she has the majority of the votes!!!

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GWENSHEALTH 5/28/2009 3:27PM

    emoticonI certainly hope everyone votes and a dream come true!

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AMOORA04 5/28/2009 2:33PM

  I JUST VOTED , GOOD LUCK JOY!

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DMBOOMS18 5/28/2009 2:25PM

    Just voted. Good luck.

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VIEENROSE40 5/28/2009 11:31AM

    Congratulations on your weight loss Joy ! Just voted for you. Hope you win... emoticon

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CINDYY00 5/28/2009 11:19AM

    VOTED !! She has 65% woohooo!! GO JOY!!

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RUBYSNANA 5/28/2009 9:25AM

    Voted! Good Luck! emoticon

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HRLYCHICK 5/28/2009 9:23AM

    Voted good luck

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MISTYRAE82 5/28/2009 8:35AM

    voted!

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SOULBUG 5/28/2009 8:28AM

    I voted. emoticon

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LL42TORO 5/28/2009 7:47AM

  i voted! emoticon

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NOLANDCM 5/28/2009 6:54AM

    I voted. Best wishes!

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AL9MC2 5/28/2009 3:27AM

    I voted for you!

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YEVGESHKA 5/28/2009 2:42AM

  Just voted. Good Luck!!! Way to go!!!

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DEE107 5/27/2009 11:26PM

    voting now

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ANNMARIE49 5/27/2009 10:45PM

    Can we vote more than once?

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RASHON1 5/27/2009 10:26PM

    I voted...Good Luck! and great job!

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NANAGETNHEALTHY 5/27/2009 9:49PM

  You are an inspiration to all of us. Good Luck! emoticon

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ROXIELYNN 5/27/2009 9:31PM

  Great job. enjoy your new wardrobe! emoticon

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KITIRA 5/27/2009 7:55PM

  Best of Luck to Joy!

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MUSHYMAC 5/27/2009 7:33PM

  You look great! Good luck!

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KSUNSHINE2 5/27/2009 6:06PM

    I WISH YOU WELL! HOW FUN TO BE SELECTED FOR YOUR MAKEOVER POSSIBILITIES!

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ACBACB 5/27/2009 5:46PM

    I have voted. well done on your success!

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JANEEBAKER 5/27/2009 4:27PM

    I voted, I hope you win, you look amazing! well done!!! x

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SLEESMITH 5/27/2009 4:26PM

    Joy, awesome job! I voted for you, Good Luck.

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TKJBSGETTINGFIT 5/27/2009 4:18PM

    Joy, you look great! I voted for you too and it looks like your percentage is in the 60s right now. Good luck, hope you get the makeover!
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LEMGIRL 5/27/2009 3:56PM

    I just voted, good luck!!!
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JLRIAN 5/27/2009 3:54PM

    Awesome job!! I LOVE What Not to Wear and really hope to see you on soon!

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WEEBIT50 5/27/2009 3:30PM

    Ijust voted for you good luck. you rock on your weight loss .hope. you win emoticon emoticon

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NTANELSON 5/27/2009 3:14PM

    I just voted for you! I hope that you win. Congratulations on losing 85 lbs!! emoticon

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LOGANDRYLSMOM 5/27/2009 2:57PM

    WOW!! i voted also!! GOOD LUCK!!!

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SSDCQUINCY 5/27/2009 2:54PM

    Joy you took great! I voted for you, and hope you win!

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1PUMPKIN69 5/27/2009 2:40PM

    Joy, what an amazing transformation!! You look absolutely awesome! Voted for you, hope you win it! Amy~ emoticon

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ALBROWN58 5/27/2009 1:33PM

  Joy you look great. Congratulations! emoticon

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BEBE1964 5/27/2009 1:19PM

    Congratulations Joy!! You look great and our team is rallying and voting for you! Good Luck! emoticon

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_MAOMAO_ 5/27/2009 1:02PM

  My dear Joy, you look mahvelous! Congratz, I already voted for you, too!
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DOTTIESMALLEY 5/27/2009 12:26PM

  Joy, Congrats! You look marvelous. Good Luck. emoticon emoticon

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New SparkGoodie: Give a 'Woo Hoo' to your SparkFriends!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


We know how much our members love giving and receiving SparkGoodies!

Today, we added one more Goodie to the mix: a Woo Hoo!


You can give the Woo Hoo Goodie for just 5 SparkPoints. You'll find it with the SparkGoodies (on SparkPages) under the "Fun" tab.

To learn more about SparkGoodies, please read the following article.
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivation_articles.asp?id=1018

We hope you enjoy this newest addition to the SparkGoodies! emoticon

  
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JENNEE80 6/1/2009 8:57AM

  Super cute!

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEENAOFLINY 5/28/2009 10:20PM

  can people on sparkteens send the gift to people on Sparkpeople?

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SHADIERBEAR 5/28/2009 6:35PM

    This is sooooo cooool! emoticon emoticon

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SHERRY666 5/28/2009 4:23PM

    Thanks....... this is great........... I have already used it many times........ emoticon

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ISAGENIXMOM 5/28/2009 4:08PM

    It's amazing how much we accomplish just to get a little "WooHoo" and are left feeling good about ourselves!!! Thanks and keep up the great work!

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POMROY 5/28/2009 2:39PM

  Woo Hoo! Nice!

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KRZYKAT3 5/28/2009 1:16PM

    this is great!!!

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GUIN0001 5/28/2009 10:46AM

    Adds a nice kick to Woo Hoo!

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COLEMANSR 5/28/2009 5:31AM

    emoticon emoticon

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VICTORY26 5/28/2009 12:30AM

    I can't wait to give some of these out to friends as well as some of the new comers. emoticon

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LITTLEFLOWER011 5/27/2009 4:07PM

    How cool!! Makes it easier to "give a WooHoo" to our friends, old and new. Thank you for all that you have done and continue to give to people.
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MOESY31 5/27/2009 2:27PM

    I'd love a Woo-Hoo. We all could use one! emoticon

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MSMAKEOVER 5/27/2009 12:47PM

    I love it..thanks!!!

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WILD4STARS 5/27/2009 8:37AM

    A WooHoo with STARS !! It doesn't get any better than that!
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SHPHYS 5/27/2009 7:33AM

    Thanks for the goodie. How about cute doggie and cute kitty goodies

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GRECIANPRINCESS 5/27/2009 1:53AM

    Cute fun way to add some spark!

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DDELGADO02 5/26/2009 8:56PM

    Awesome!

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SHERRY822 5/26/2009 7:36PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MTALL848 5/26/2009 7:28PM

    Thanks!!
We can use all the WOO HOO's we can get!!

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MARYANNE4403 5/26/2009 7:00PM

    i LOVE that one, thanks so much

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DETRIOTLIONS 5/26/2009 5:39PM

    REALLY LIKE THIS ONE emoticon

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WARMSPRINGDAY 5/26/2009 5:12PM

    Hooray - I like it! emoticon

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MARY526 5/26/2009 4:31PM

    Great! I think I'll send myself one today. emoticon

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BEEJAY49 5/26/2009 3:42PM

    emoticonAwesome! Thank you very much!

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ABIGAILSING 5/26/2009 3:15PM

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WOLFKITTY 5/26/2009 3:05PM

    I *LOVE* this goodie!!

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DAWNO64 5/26/2009 3:02PM

    emoticon Keep the goodies and emoticons coming!!!

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LOLAJO54 5/26/2009 2:54PM

    yep Already recieved my first one ..lol
good job Sparks!
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NCAZULL 5/26/2009 2:52PM

    I love this Im always saying woo hoo too.. hehe

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STRETCH84 5/26/2009 2:52PM

    Cool!!

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NANCY-GIRL 5/26/2009 2:51PM

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SASSY_QUEEN 5/26/2009 2:51PM

    Thanks...a great idea....

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MARJIJANE 5/26/2009 2:49PM

    Echo Echo Echo!!!! Woo Hoo! a nice addition to the Goodie Family!
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HICALGAL 5/26/2009 2:41PM

    i got one today and it looks great! thank you!!! emoticon emoticon

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CARLI_MAE 5/26/2009 2:32PM

    emoticon I just saw it when I dropped off a birthday goodie to a pal.

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KSMILEY69 5/26/2009 2:22PM

    Can you guys think about designing a prayer one? Maybe something that says Thoughts and Prayers are with yoU?

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SAM60SUMTHINK 5/26/2009 2:21PM

    Great Goodie!! It is absolutely perfect!

Thank you!

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Valedictorian Speech

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Here's a great story from Dietitian_Becky (SparkPeople's dietitian). Congrats to her and her daughter for being valedictorian! This is a good example that SparkPeople is about far more than losing weight.

SparkCheers!

Chris (SparkGuy)

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So my daughter had her high school graduation this morning. She had to give her little valedictorian speech. I had been banned from heaingr this speech earlier. She started her speech by saying that she recently was getting ready for school, brushing her teeth in her parent’s bathroom, and read her mom’s daily SparkPeople calendar which contained quotes and health tips. (Yes, it is my Spark calendar!)

She then gave the quote from Monday, May 18, by Albert Schweitzer. "

"In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”

She then thanked those who have rekindled her spirit throughout the past 13 years of schooling. She ended with a call to action for her graduating class to keep their inner spirit blazing and to spark others in their life daily.

Little did Coach Nicole know when she was putting together this SparkPeople calendar that a page would end up in a speech at the Milan High School graduation ceremony. Thanks for Sparking my daughter with this quote. AND thanks for putting it on the date of May 18--perfect timing!

(And yes, there were tears and I remembered to take tissues. )

Becky

  
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JOYSONG50 6/5/2009 10:09AM

    Becky,

Congratulations to you and your daughter. And thanks for the awesome job you, Sparkguy and the other Spark team members are doing for us.

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KYREBECCA73 5/29/2009 1:35PM

    AAWWWW. I know Becky must be so proud!! Thanks so much for all you do for us! emoticon

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JERLVAL 5/28/2009 3:51PM

    Fantastic!

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GEORGIAGRANNY 5/27/2009 11:40PM

  Becky--Thanks for sharing your special day with us. We appreciate all you and Coach Nicole (and especially the SparkGuy and all the team) have done for us. You can be proud of your daughter! We are!

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REALLYFATPERSON 5/26/2009 11:47PM

    Thanks for sharing that was so sweet.

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ABIGAILSING 5/26/2009 12:45PM

    Thanks for all you do.

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AZIZAYA 5/26/2009 11:20AM

    Congrats to you for working so hard to show your daughter how life can be and congrats to your daughter as well.

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MOXYMOM 5/25/2009 5:55PM

  Kids notice EVERYTHING! It keeps you humble to know that you are a "most important person" in your child's life. My daughters long remember things I've forgotten - like using food coloring on the cream of wheat to make it "special". Thanks for sharing your day, it brightened mine. emoticon

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ANNBROADWAY 5/25/2009 4:17PM

  That is cool. My daughter also recently graduated and also was valedictorian. She gave this great speech and I was doing so well. I had read it prior to the graduation day and thought I was doing great, being strong, although I really could have broken down at any given moment. Then she did it, she added to the end of the speech. "And mom, thanks for the great heart shaped pancakes this morning to start off this day I will remember forever." CRAP, I broke down. It was downhill from there, she cried on stage and then came to give me my flower and we both had our moment of tears. But what a day. I'll cherish it forever!

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PIXICHICK76 5/25/2009 8:50AM

  Its the little things that we think our kids dont see or even really put much thought into...imagine her Mom's sparkcalendar was motivation for her speech!!! Truly a blessing in disguise

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HICALGAL 5/25/2009 3:56AM

    i got goose bumps just reading this...congrats to you and your daughter...well done!! emoticon


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100LBLIGHTER 5/25/2009 1:59AM

    emoticonWe all share in the congratulations to you and your daughter for a job well done. emoticon emoticon

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NGILLARD 5/24/2009 11:04PM

  Congratulations on raising a daughter who excelled to be valedictorian. I have a feeling that the "etc. etc." in your blog included her heart felt thanks to you. My son graduated last Thursday. It was an evening of smiles and tears. Nothing touched my heart like seeing him walk the stage, hear the cheers from our family, look up to the bleachers and smile. Later when he hugged me, I knew that the "etc. etc." was a life time of love in daily doses. May God continue to bless your journey in her life as she makes her way in a new direction.

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NURSE25 5/24/2009 10:22PM

    Congrats to her for being the kind of child that pays attention to important things. This is something that she will always remember. And to you Becky for raising such a gem. Tell her to keep up the good work. emoticon

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TXSPLA 5/24/2009 10:00PM

    A very special time for you and your daughter.
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MORTICIAADDAMS 5/24/2009 9:34PM

    My son was valedictorian of his 8th grade and high school class as well. It's a great feeling to see them meet their potential and achieve their goals.

Congratulations.

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CRBIONDO 5/24/2009 8:43PM

    what a great story! Congrats!
I also liked the date! On May 18th 2009 My twins turned 25! I can't believe I am a mother of 25 year olds!

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CAREWREN 5/24/2009 8:35PM

    This is a fabulous story. I am very moved. Congratulations to Becky's daughter for being valedictorian!

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SHARIRUN 5/24/2009 8:19PM

  cool!
congratulations to becky and her daughter!
happy graduation and good luck in your next step!

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COLEMANSR 5/24/2009 8:13PM

    emoticonand Lovely story, thanks for sharing!


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ONLYTEMPORARY 5/24/2009 8:06PM

    emoticon, Becky, bet you are one proud Mother!

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LIVINHEALTHY9 5/24/2009 7:53PM

    That's a nice story, Becky.
And I love that quote. I have it on my Spark posts.

I am sure that was a proud moment for you; hearing her valedictorian speech. Congratulations to your daughter on her graduation and to you for raising such a wonderful young woman.

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COOLMAMA11 5/24/2009 7:14PM

    Lovely story, thanks for sharing!

Hugs
Elaine

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FRANCESCANAZ 5/24/2009 6:40PM

    Smart daughter!!!

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DENONNIE 5/24/2009 6:19PM

    Great speech!!!
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GRANIJANI 5/24/2009 5:18PM

    Thanks for sharing this story, our children never cease to amaze us!!! emoticon

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MARYANNE4403 5/24/2009 4:30PM

    awwww, what a nice story, thanks so much for sharing it with us

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POLYANASUNSHINE 5/24/2009 4:28PM

    That was a great story, thanks for sharing it with us. I bet you are glad you had the kleenex as I sure they came in quite handy. emoticon

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TAZ675 5/24/2009 4:09PM

    Awesome story, thank you for sharing!

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SHELLPRO 5/24/2009 3:27PM

    sounds like a great kid with a great attitude! U done good raising her too. emoticon

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QUEENET 5/24/2009 3:10PM

    I'm speechless. All I can say is this must be a very close relationship. Like all Mother's should have with their children. emoticon emoticon

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PAINTER41 5/24/2009 2:50PM

    I find a lot of the quotes from different people a wake up call and what a smart girl to take such a good and usable quote for her speech. Best wishes to both of you.

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SPARKLINGVIOLET 5/24/2009 2:11PM

    OMG! so my best friend's birthday is MAY 18TH! And when writing out her birthday card, I TOTALLY COPIED THAT QUOTE TOO!!! It's such a great quote!!! :) Thanks for Sparking every part of my life!

Violet

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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 5/24/2009 2:08PM

    How very awesome!! And congrats Becky and congrats to your daughter. Blessings on the next stage of your life!

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TYTANIA999 5/24/2009 2:03PM

    Sounds like quite the inspiring speech that no one there will soon forget. That's so cool.
Happy Sparking!
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SPARQUEE 5/24/2009 1:57PM

    What an awesome daughter you have!!! Congratulate her for me.

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RHALES199 5/24/2009 1:44PM

    How arwesome! (and what a creative way to spread the Spark!)

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SparkPage Update - 6 Goodies back on main page

Friday, May 22, 2009



Thanks to everyone for their feedback on our announcement about SparkPage updates and improvements.

We made a quick adjustment to the page, adding back Goodies to the page! We added them across the bottom of the page - we think they look really good there!

We love feedback from our members, and even more love improving the site to help better reach their goals. We believe the SparkPage changes make the pages easier to use for everyone to better connect with other members and be successful!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BIGT_56 5/28/2009 10:31AM

    Thanks for bringing back the goodies! I love seeing them on everyone's sparkpage.

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MORRISDATTER 5/28/2009 6:43AM

    The new page layout is a fantastic improvement and this is great that you respond so quickly to requested changes!

I also really like that you have shortened the amount of written information in the middle of the page with "click here for more" - that has really cleaned up the look. Some people are long-winded (like me) and it's so much better to have all that on its own page.

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DRADISCH 5/26/2009 9:44PM

    thanks so much . this is so great emoticon

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ETAGGEL 5/24/2009 9:00AM

    Thanks, a nicer clean cut page.

Phyllis

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ZELLAZM 5/24/2009 8:39AM

    Thank you! That was about the only thing that bothered me about the change, although I didn't send any official feedback. It's great to see how quickly y'all respond to our suggestions!

Blessings today,
Michelle
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NOBLE53 5/24/2009 8:02AM

    Thanks for listening and putting the Goodies back on the main page! They look terrific!
Cheers!

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MAURIZIA 5/24/2009 7:59AM

  I love the new clean look of the pages!!! Thanks!!

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KIMUSH23 5/23/2009 11:43PM

    Thanks

SPARKPEOPLE Says ... Reach Out & SPARK Someone emoticon
Luv Ya Kim

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KITEFLYINGAL 5/23/2009 11:21PM

    what I would really like to see is the option to have our page information visible if we want it that way. My page is full of information for people who are just starting here and they cant see it unless they click on see more.. I would prefer that it was visible..

Thank you


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LETS-DO-THIS 5/23/2009 8:26PM

    Thanks! The site really looks great!

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TAZ675 5/23/2009 8:07PM

    thanks!!!

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ONLYTEMPORARY 5/23/2009 6:50PM

    Thank you. It did look a bit bare and was harder to give one.

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SPARKGINA 5/23/2009 6:18PM

    Thank you for putting the Goodies back! Our SparkPages just weren't the same without them. And I only have one - at least for now!

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JEPSON 5/23/2009 3:23PM

    Thanks so much. The new improvements are great!

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REDNECKFEMINIST 5/23/2009 2:35PM

    thanks I like the new pages too!

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AWYEAGLE 5/23/2009 1:32PM

    I really like the new pages, thanks for that and for listening to everyone's suggestions. You guys are the best.

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JANEAR1 5/23/2009 1:19PM

  thanks

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ERINRS7 5/23/2009 12:30PM

    emoticon

Not only did you listen but you did it so quick! Thanks for making the site better with ALL the changes!

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PATTK1220 5/23/2009 12:01PM

    I really like the redesign. I'm new to SP this month, so I didn't have ties to the old design. I especially like the tabs. There's so much more room now, not as cluttered. Thanks for keeping this awesome site going!
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WARMSPRINGDAY 5/23/2009 9:19AM

    Hooray - just what I asked for. Perfect. Sounds like other people thought the same as I did. Thanks community for voicing opinion and thanks Sparkpeople team for listening.
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CBSPECIAL 5/23/2009 8:54AM

    Thanks for listening!

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FITANGEL09 5/23/2009 7:44AM

    Now that the goodies are back, the new page design is perfect. Great job!

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SONDRA0324 5/23/2009 7:42AM

    I love the new page. Thanks! emoticon

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THANIA1 5/23/2009 2:53AM

    Thanks for the goodies, even though I liked it much better the goodies with this slide show , together with awards at the left hand side.!!

I did protest as at the beginning I didn't have the slide show , so the goodies were null unless i went to the tab. But once through tec department the slide show was put on my page I thought it was really good.

I am not sure I like the goodies the way they are now, as there are not in the direct camp of vision .

However I am grateful and appreciate a lot your efforts. emoticon

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CANNOTFATHOM 5/23/2009 12:01AM

    Thanks for re-adding the goodies! I missed them :)


Penny

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QUEENET 5/22/2009 11:58PM

    Keep up the good work!!!!!
I love to read any thing that refers to SP.

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GETHEALTHY57 5/22/2009 11:31PM

    I really like the SparkPage changes!! Thank you very much for all you SP do to make the site more user friendly and your commitment to promoting healthy lifestyles.

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LOLAJO54 5/22/2009 11:22PM

    I love everything you guys here at Sparks do.. thank you for all your hard work!
Always improving - always making things easier..
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MARY526 5/22/2009 11:01PM

    Thanks so much guys. It just shows how much you care about our opinions.

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RACKETMOM 5/22/2009 10:51PM

    Thanks so much for putting the goodies back- It sure makes more sense to give a newcomer a Welcome Banner & have it on their page where they can see it!
Plus I like my goodies-they brighten my page!
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CARLIN5007 5/22/2009 10:50PM

    Thank You for all the time and effort the team put into making SparkPeople Spark Page. I wrote my comment and my Honest Heart Felt thought on what I believed in. The fact that you made a Change was a wonderful move. I have learned so much over the past few months I have been Sparking through the friends I made that I needed to make LifeStyle change for the better. But I feel it is in my best interest that my time is up here. I was saddened by the fact that my Comment was removed. I thought in my Heart that being able to Voice Your Opinion is a big part of being able to be Honest with others and yourself. As a said before. It is change that moves us forward and not become stagnant. We all with lifestyle issues need to have a little push to get us up and moving. I have enjoyed all the information and wonderful sites that were available to me. Everyone God Bless You and Good Luck On Your Journey's, Carlin5007. Please allow me some time to shut down all of my photos,etc. Thank You Again emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LITTLE_QUEEN 5/22/2009 9:58PM

    Thanks so much for putting them back, I loved my tiara's LOL!

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GRANNY1972 5/22/2009 9:53PM

    Thanks so much for putting our goodies back on our pages!! We really like being able to look at them!!

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MS.MARASCHINO 5/22/2009 9:52PM

    Excellent!

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TZH4145 5/22/2009 9:26PM

    emoticonI love the goodies to show on m y page!!1

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LIVINHEALTHY9 5/22/2009 9:10PM

    Thanks!
I like them showing on my Spark Page.

Jackie

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SPARKLINJEWELLS 5/22/2009 9:06PM

    thank you!

we do love goodies!!

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SPARKPIXIE 5/22/2009 8:57PM

    Thank you so much! I missed having my Goodies on my page so its great to have them back. Thank you for hearing us! emoticon

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DENONNIE 5/22/2009 8:54PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonFor putting them back on our page!!!

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SAM60SUMTHINK 5/22/2009 8:43PM

    Yes, that's better!

I'm not too keen on mixing the streaks with the 'Goodies-received though.

You do such a fantastic job! The new tabs make navigation easier; being able to just click a tab to get where I want rather than scrolling is a timesaver, too!

Thank you for all you do!

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KATAKITOMOTSIN 5/22/2009 8:28PM

   
Hi Chris & Dave,

I like the idea of the Spark Goodies at the end of the page. Thank you for all your hard work making Spark People the great sight it is. emoticon


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NO-41_RAZZYS_PL 5/22/2009 8:09PM

    1. These SparkGoodies look VERY cool on the bottom!
2. Tabs on top would be gr8 with options NOT to share.
3. Blogs to the side (instead of scrolling down to find it) gr8.

I only have 4 teams and am reluctant to pick up very many more, since I'll constantly have to 'click' to view... but I'm not in the distress some of my friends are right now... who have way more...

And that 'friend' list was weird to begin with- & it's STILL weird... I thought it was too short at a dozen!!

Oh, well... it really IS just like the OLD SAYING, 'the squeaky wheel gets the oil,' sooo... for all the 'boo-hoo' tantrums yesterday,

goodies are back- NOT friends- but goodies... sooo...

for all the G.U.S.H.I.N.G. 'delish, delight, love-love-loves' you got yesterday, and not one (oh, wait, hehe! that would be *me*) request for more INSPIRATIONAL-MOTIVATIONAL picture space... I suppose I can 'blow that off' along with *NEW GOODIES* *NEW GOODIES* *NEW GOODIES* oh, sorry, just thought, since whining worked yesterday... suppose new ticker strips and emoticons aren't in the CHANGE AGENDA either...

Ah well... guess for some of *us* we need to accept (again and again and again) that... THE NEEDS OF THE MANY OUTWEIGH THE NEEDS OF THE FEW... or... the one. emoticon

Just HAVE to add: did ANYONE notice- at all- what-so-ever, the comments that came from, 'huh? whaaa...? I just noticed' or... 'I thought somethin' was different...' DUH!! yet....... these SAME comments came with gushing, slobbering... 'this is great... & much more efficient...' WHATEVER!! They didn't even USE their pages to begin with, but now... they've got all this ALL KNOWING WISDOM of page layouts!! INCREDIBLE!!

Comment edited on: 5/22/2009 8:17:28 PM

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JEANSHEP2 5/22/2009 7:15PM

    You and your staff are awesome! I am a Spark Spreader! I love it here, and thanks for putting the newest goodies up front! Keep improving as you have been doing.

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GGKIDS7 5/22/2009 7:01PM

    We appreciate the work you guys and gals go to, to make this a place we love to be. I am so impressed with everything. Keep up the good work.
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COLEMANSR 5/22/2009 7:01PM

    Thank you, I had missed them.

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SPRINKLEMELOLA 5/22/2009 6:59PM

    THANKS!!!!!!!!!! emoticon

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GRAMMYAKIN 5/22/2009 6:57PM

    Thanks SparkTeam, you are really on the ball! I like the change much better. We needed the goodies on our sparkpage to get motivation at first glance! When you need that extra lift, the goodies are there to root you on! emoticon

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CAREWREN 5/22/2009 6:06PM

    Thanks for the goodies change. I like that. I love how responsive SP is to suggestons. It speaks well of not letting egos beieve they know the right and only way!

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DENISEUTAH 5/22/2009 6:01PM

    thank you ! I like being able to see the goodies! emoticon

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BELLACUDDLES 5/22/2009 5:34PM

    Thanks so much.....I have already noticed! BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!

Barbara

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